The Commercial & Industrial Powerhouse of the Country
If you're in search of urban vibes, Gauteng will captivate you. Whilst its history lies embedded in the discovery of gold, today Gauteng not only has one of the best infrastructures, but its population form part of a vibrant mix of energy and diversity that make it one of the wealthiest provinces in Africa and the entertainment epicentre of South Africa.
Hot air balloon rides, bungee jumping, mountain biking and walking in Nelson Mandela's footsteps… these are a few of our favourite must-do’s when you visit Gauteng.
Gauteng also has a unique geological history that's evident at the World Heritage-listed Cradle of Humankind. This vast valley full of caves and fossils is one of the African continent's most important archaeological sites.
Pretoria & Centurion
South Africa’s administrative centre is a handsome city, with several gracious old houses in large, leafy suburbs. Wide streets are lined with a purple haze of jacarandas in October and November. Officially, the greater Pretoria region, which also includes Centurion and few of smaller towns and townships, is called Tshwane.
Where to Stay
131 Herbert Baker Boutique Hotel
With incredible views of the city of Pretoria, this exceptional, luxury Boutique Hotel is in a prime position in the leafy suburb Groenkloof, bordering the Groenkloof Nature Reserve. With nine beautifully appointed guest suites and rooms, each with its own private balcony or patio/terrace. For guests who prefer to celebrate life in supreme style, the magnificent Presidential suite includes its own private lounge and dining area.
Castello di Monte
On a hilltop in high-end Waterkloof, this palatial Tuscan-style villa with landscaped gardens is close to the University of Pretoria and city centre. 9 Elegant rooms have heated floors, minibars, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Suites add distinct features such as fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. In-room massage treatments are offered at a fee.
Centurion Lake Hotel
Overlooking Centurion Lake, this hotel is close to the Centurion Mall. The classic rooms (some with lake views) offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites offer separate living areas.
Forever Hotel @ Centurion
If style, luxury and service excellence top your agenda for business travel or leisure, this hotel offers a tranquil green oasis amid the rush of city life, where the lush landscaped garden and the sparkling pool take centre stage. This beautifully decorated four-star hotel also offers conference facilities for groups of up to 100 delegates.
Johannesburg & Sandton
The second largest city in Africa, also known as Joburg or Jozi, offers visitors an experience as unique and diverse as the city itself. Whether you are on business, in search of a cultural encounter, an adrenaline rush or simply want to relax and unwind for a few days, the city of Johannesburg has everything you’re looking for and more!
Sandton continues to reign as the most important business, tourism, leisure and retail hub of Gauteng. Sandton continues to offer first-class services to those who Work, Stay, Play or Shop here. It is a destination of choice for many, and offer everything from exclusive hotels to guest house accommodation, transport, conferencing and entertainment as well as varied retail offerings.
Nelson Mandela Square, adjoined to Sandton City, celebrates African hospitality and international style. Home to some of South Africa’s finest restaurants, exclusive couture and designer labels and a European-style piazza. Nelson Mandela Square offers chic sophistication, culture and glamour all under the African sun
Where to Stay
The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort
On the Randpark Golf Course, this high-end spa resort hotel is close to Cresta Shopping Centre and the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden. Sophisticated rooms come with patios, coffeemakers and minibars, as well as flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some have garden or golf course views, while private villas add kitchenettes, separate bedrooms and fireplaces.
Villa Moyal Executive Apartments & Suites
Located in the upmarket suburb of Melrose, Johannesburg, it is within walking distance to the Melrose Arch Mall and close to the Business Hub of Sandton City. Plush, fully furnished apartments are equipped with a modern kitchen, living and dining area, en-suite bedrooms and a private patio. Each bedroom has a flat screen TV connected to the DSTV, and each room has its own air-conditioner. Villa Moyal also has a beautiful, tranquil garden and a swimming pool.
10 2nd Avenue Houghton Estate
Set in gardens in the upscale neighbourhood of Houghton Estate, close to the Houghton Golf Club. Elegant, country-style rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, in addition to minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. All have either fireplaces or heated floors; most offer private terraces with water features. A suite adds a living room and a wet bar.
Faircity Quatermain Hotel
This traditional, country-style hotel is close to Sandton Convention Centre and Sandton Gautrain station. Classic rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and safes, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms (some with balconies) add espresso machines and garden views.
The upscale French restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, an exercise room, a library and a bar. The hotel also has a business centre and 6 conference rooms.
This hotel and conference facility offer Classic rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Upgraded rooms add espresso machines and/or garden-view balconies. There's a bistro-style restaurant, a gym and a pool, along with a business centre and meeting/conference space.
The Michelangelo Hotel
Built around a central courtyard, this refined hotel on Nelson Mandela Square. Traditional rooms come with TVs, safes and Wi-Fi, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms and suites add sitting areas. Select suites feature kitchenettes and butler service. An upscale restaurant serves international cuisine, and a lounge offers lunch, afternoon tea and cocktails. Meeting and event space is available, and a fitness centre includes a sauna and a steam room, plus a heated indoor pool and a hot tub.
Da Vinci Hotel & Suites
Set among the high-rises of the Sandton financial district, this plush hotel adjoins the Legacy Corner Mall, and is adjacent to Sandton Convention Centre and Sandton City Mall. Contemporary rooms are decorated with elegant furnishings and bold prints, and offer free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Suites add full kitchens, and room service is available 24/7. An infinity pool has a sundeck and drinks service, and there's a full-service spa with a gym. A fine-dining restaurant serves Asian fusion meals, while an ornate lounge offers wine, whiskey and cigars. There's also conference space for 120 guests.
The Maslow Hotel
Set in the upscale Sandton financial district, this modern hotel is close to both Sandton Convention Centre and Sandton City Mall. Contemporary rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, as well as minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some rooms add balconies, while suites have additional living spaces. Room service is offered 24/7. There's also an outdoor pool, a gym and a full-service spa, plus a chic bistro and a cocktail bar. Meeting space is available.
Polished rooms feature flat-screens, minibars, Wi-Fi and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Suites add separate living rooms; upgraded suites offer 4-poster beds and/or bathrooms with whirlpool tubs. There's a casual eatery with international fare, a lounge and a bar, plus an outdoor pool, a sauna and a gym, along with event space and a business centre.
This sprawling hotel and casino resort is close to O.R. Tambo International Airport. Rooms offer en suite bathrooms with showers and upgraded rooms add free-standing tubs, flat-screen TV, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Facilities include an outdoor pool, spa treatments and shopping, and on-site restaurants offer international options and fast food. There's also live entertainment, a movie theatre and a cigar lounge.
Cradle of Humankind
The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is an area of outstanding universal value. Its complex of fossil-bearing caves contains a superbly preserved record of the stages in the evolution of humankind over the past 4-million years. It's the world's richest early hominin site and is home to around 40% of the world's known human-ancestor fossils.
The recent unveiling of Homo naledi, a previously undiscovered species, put the Cradle of Humankind back in the global spotlight. According to Wits University findings, it appears Homo naledi deliberately disposed of its dead, behaviour that was previously thought to be limited to humans.
Maropeng, the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, houses an array of fascinating artefacts and research relating to human ancestry. Maropeng is the Setswana word for "returning to the place of origin".
The variety of accommodation available in the Cradle makes it easy for visitors to stay longer and explore the entire area.
Where to Stay
Cradle Boutique Hotel
Situated in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, the hotel offers panoramic views of the highveld and surrounding valleys. The luxury hotel boasts a restaurant with an extensive outdoor area overlooking the rolling Magaliesberg hills. Each room features a seating area where you can relax, as well as a private viewing deck. All rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar fridge and tea-and-coffee making facilities. The bathrooms are en-suite and for your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.